Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  9 responses

Bryan Colangelo: Chris Bosh ‘Likely’ Gone

Talking to a Toronto sports radio station, the Raptors’ GM admitted what his fanbase has now known for months. The Globe and Mail reports: “General manager Bryan Colangelo said Monday ‘it’s likely’ that free agent forward Chris Bosh will leave the Toronto Raptors. Colangelo told radio station Fan590 in Toronto that the Raptors still hope to keep the All-Star forward, but if Bosh does want to leave, he will try to work a sign-and-trade arrangement that could help both sides. ‘As we look at Chris as a potential free agent, our own free agent, wanting to re-sign him, I still have that intention and desire,’ Colangelo said. ‘But it’s becoming more and more clear that that’s not going to happen. Now we need to decide what the best way is to come out of this.’ A sign-and-trade would allow Bosh to get an extra year on his contract while enabling the Raptors to receive something in return for losing him. If Bosh simply signs with another team, it could cost him about $30-million. Colangelo confirmed that Bosh did not exercise his option for next season, making him a free agent. He joins the class that will include LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, and Bosh has long been considered the likeliest to leave, with Miami and Chicago often considered the favourites. Colangelo said he has been in contact with Bosh’s agent, Henry Thomas, but not as much lately with Bosh, who has been travelling. ‘We will get to a point where there’s a conclusion to this one way or the other,’ Colangelo said.”

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  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    The article will be published in No Sh!t Weekly

  • floe

    good riddance. dude was gonna block off toronto’s cap space for years to come. now i have something to look forward to.

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    Captian Obvious Strikes Again!

  • CC413

    really? what gave it away?

  • AL29

    As an NBA fan, I do not like the idea of superstars abandoning “small-market” teams in order to play in Chicago, LA, NY, etc. That said, GMs have a responsibility to build good teams around their superstars, and should be held accountable when they make consistently bad moves. The Raptors have WASTED the last 7 years and have never obtained a legitimate #2 option for Bosh, nor an NBA-level coach. There’s no excuse for choosing Bargniani over Brandon Roy, or for signing Turkoglu for such a lengthy and massive contract. I don’t like Bosh but I don’t blame him for wanting out. The same goes for Lebron, whose best #2 option, Carlos Boozer, walked away years ago. The Cavs should be ashamed of themselves.

  • T-Money

    toronto’s a small market? it’s the 3rd biggest city in north america. cb4 is not fleeing a small market, he’s fleeing a team that sux.

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  • C-Lo-The-Great

    for the record turk was pretty good on an orlando squad that went to the finals when they signed him so its not like the raptors didnt try

  • enkira

    Bosh served his purpose in Toronto. He rejuvenated a franchise in shambles following the Vince Carter debacle. He got Toronto to the playoffs, yet never advanced past the first round. This is the knock against Bosh. When the Raptors made the playoffs many attributed it to Jorge Garbajosa, not Bosh. He may not be the franchise player many feel he is. So long Chris Bosh.